There are two main types of denture: full dentures for replacing an entire arch of teeth and partial dentures for replacing a smaller number of teeth.
Though dentures are usually held in place by the natural suction of the gums, some people choose to use denture fixative or adhesive to achieve extra stability. It is now also possible to have implant-retained dentures for a greater sense of security when wearing dentures. Implant-retained dentures improve functionality allowing you to eat and smile confidently without worrying about loose or slipping dentures.
The restoration can be made from various materials including metal and acrylic. Modern dentures are extremely lifelike to ensure your smile looks completely natural. The modern designs are also lighter, easy to clean and more comfortable.
Advantages of dentures
The main benefit is that they restore function to the mouth. If you have missing teeth this will affect your ability to eat and speak clearly. Dentures enable proper chewing of food and correct speech. The aesthetics of your smile will also be improved but in no way appear unnatural, as the dentures are designed to look as natural as possible.
The denture procedure
The appliance is custom-made because everyone has different shaped mouths. An impression of your gums is taken and used as a template for your denture, to ensure it fits the contours of your gums perfectly and prevents irritation. Once the dentures have been fitted we will arrange regular check-ups to make sure they continue to meet your functional and aesthetic needs.
Here at Alpha House Dental Practice we treat patients from all over the country but in particular those residing in Birchington, Margate and Thanet, East Kent.